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Requirements For Upgrading


To upgrade to a specific license, you need to meet additional experience and education requirements.

Title Additional Education Requirements Experience Requirements
Certified Residential Appraiser to Certified General Appraiser

A Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university AND

  • General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (30 hours)
  • General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach (30 hours)
  • General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (30 hours)
  • General Appraiser Income Approach (Part I and II) (60 hours)
  • General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (30 hours)
  • Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (**may be satisfied with courses in Residential modules) (10 hours)
  • You must also submit proof that you have completed the 15-Hour National USPAP course after February 1, 2002 

Provide 3,000 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 30 months (2 1/2 years) of which a minimum of 1,500 hours must be non-residential real property appraisal experience. Experience may be acquired anytime during the appraiser's career when that person had legal authority to perform real estate appraisals. Appraisals must comply with USPAP.

Licensed Residential Appraiser to Certified General Appraiser

A Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university AND

  • General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (30 hours)
  • General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach (30 hours)
  • General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (30 hours)
  • General Appraiser Income Approach (Part I and II) (60 hours)
  • General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (30 hours)
  • Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours)
  • Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (30 hours) (**may be satisfied with courses in Residential modules)
  • You must also submit proof that you have completed the 15-Hour National USPAP course after February 1, 2002 

Provide 3,000 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 30 months (2 1/2 years) of which a minimum of 1,500 hours must be non-residential real property appraisal experience. Experience may be acquired anytime during the appraiser's career when that person had legal authority to perform real estate appraisals. Appraisals must comply with USPAP.

Licensed Residential Appraiser to Certified Residential Appraiser

A Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university AND

  • Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours)
  • Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies (15 hours)
  • Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours)
  • You must also submit proof that you have completed the 15-Hour National USPAP course after February 1, 2002

Provide 2,500 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 24 months (2 years). Experience may be acquired anytime during the appraiser's career when that person had legal authority to perform real estate appraisals. Appraisals must comply with USPAP.

Appraiser Trainee to Certified General Appraiser

A Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university AND

225 hours required to upgrade in addition to the 75 hours required for an Appraiser Trainee

  • General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (30 hours)
  • General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach (30 hours)
  • General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (30 hours)
  • General Appraiser Income Approach (Part I and II) (60 hours)
  • General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (30 hours)
  • Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours)
  • Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (30 hours)
  • You must also submit proof that you have completed the 15-Hour National USPAP course after February 1, 2002 

Provide 3,000 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 30 months (2 1/2 years) of which a minimum of 1,500 hours must be non-residential real property appraisal experience. Experience may be acquired anytime during the appraiser's career when that person had legal authority to perform real estate appraisals. Appraisals must comply with USPAP.

Appraiser Trainee to Certified Residential Appraiser

A Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university AND

125 hours required to upgrade in addition to the 75 hours required for an Appraiser Trainee

  • Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours)
  • Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours)
  • Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches (30 hours)
  • Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 hours)
  • Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours)
  • Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies (15 hours)
  • Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours) 
  • You must also submit proof that you have completed the 15-Hour National USPAP course after February 1, 2002

Provide 2,500 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 24 months (2 years). Experience may be acquired anytime during the appraiser's career when that person had legal authority to perform real estate appraisals. Appraisals must comply with USPAP.

Appraiser Trainee to Licensed Residential Appraiser

An Associate's Degree or higher OR Thirty (30) semester credit hours from an accredited college or university AND

75 hours required to upgrade in addition to the 75 hours required for an Appraiser Trainee

  • Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours)
  • Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach     (15 hours)
  • Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches (30 hours)
  • Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 hours)
  • You must also submit proof that you have completed the 15-Hour National USPAP course after February 1, 2002

Provide 2,000 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 12 months (1 year). Experience may be acquired anytime during the appraiser's career when that person had legal authority to perform real estate appraisals. Appraisals must comply with USPAP.